Friday, January 26, 2018

Neo-Babylonian Cuneiform Corpus (NaBuCCo)

[First posted in AWOL 27 September 2015, updated 26 January 2018]

Neo-Babylonian Cuneiform Corpus (NaBuCCo)
The Neo-Babylonian Cuneiform Corpus (NaBuCCo) aims at making available the large corpus of archival documents from first millennium BCE Babylonia to historians of the ancient world in general and Assyriologists in particular.
NaBuCCo is a text-oriented website that aims at putting online textual metadata of an estimated 20,000 published Babylonian documentary sources including legal, administrative and epistolary records. These documents have been created between roughly 800 and the end of the pre-Christian era and primarily originate from the five large cities of Mesopotamia during that time: Babylon, Borsippa, Nippur, Sippar and Uruk along with their agrarian hinterland. The website collects all meta-textual data from the sources, paraphrases their content, makes the data available online, and links them (via partner websites) to the original source documents from which they are extracted.
In addition to the text catalogue, the project offers a comprehensive up-to-date bibliography on Babylonia in the first millennium BCE.
We hope that the project will benefit the research community. Indeed, the database with its advanced search tool, interlinked pages and extensive bibliography will enable scholars from within the field of Assyriology and also from other historical fields from all over the world to work with a comprehensive collection of Babylonian texts for their own research projects.
n.b.  Trismegistos now contains information on 3,051 Neo-Babylonian texts made available by our KU Leuven sister project NaBuCCo.
You can find them in Trismegistos by searching for 'Neo-Babylonian' in the Language field here: (with links to the original NaBuCCo site for each text).

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